Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 684 681 669
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -65
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 191 172 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.87% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 147
UK median daily rate £350 £389 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.97% +11.07% -6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £272 £263
90th Percentile £500 £531 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £371 £353
% change year-on-year -15.82% +5.32% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
UK median hourly rate £19.38 £25.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.48% -46.24% +60.34%
10th Percentile £16.99 £17.50 £37.10
90th Percentile £22.79 £41.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £25.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.48% -47.37% +63.79%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,097 19,883 22,301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.80% 20.71% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,712 12,595 13,624
UK median daily rate £437 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 914 1,001
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £30.11
% change year-on-year -5.45% -8.65% +54.38%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 178 £340 -15.00% 81
UK excluding London -17 105 £313 -15.82% 61
London -29 82 £381 -10.29% 23
South East -10 41 £380 -15.56% 21
Midlands +19 23 £310 -4.62% 11
East of England +7 19 £300 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +13 16 £382 +87.48% 5
North of England +28 9 £275 -18.52% 19
Scotland -30 9 £394 +8.62% 3
West Midlands 0 7 £275 -21.43% 6
North East - 5 £275 -
Wales +1 3 £400 -11.11%
North West 0 3 £269 +2.38% 15
South West +2 1 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 £275 -31.25% 4

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 191 (100.00%) VMware
2 127 (66.49%) Windows
3 107 (56.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (53.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 99 (51.83%) Microsoft
6 97 (50.79%) Active Directory
7 90 (47.12%) ITIL
8 79 (41.36%) MCSE
9 76 (39.79%) Windows Server
10 70 (36.65%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (32.98%) vSphere
12 61 (31.94%) Cisco
13 56 (29.32%) Citrix
14 55 (28.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 52 (27.23%) PowerShell
16 51 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 50 (26.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 48 (25.13%) DNS
18 48 (25.13%) SAN
19 47 (24.61%) CCNA
20 44 (23.04%) Firewall
20 44 (23.04%) Office 365
21 42 (21.99%) HP
21 42 (21.99%) MS Exchange
22 39 (20.42%) DHCP
23 36 (18.85%) VMware ESXi
24 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
24 33 (17.28%) CCNP
24 33 (17.28%) NetApp
24 33 (17.28%) Degree

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (21.99%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.47%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.38%) Skype for Business
4 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.28%) IIS
6 4 (2.09%) Apache
7 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.05%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (23.04%) Office 365
3 22 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.19%) Mimecast
5 7 (3.66%) IaaS
6 6 (3.14%) PaaS
7 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.13%) DNS
1 48 (25.13%) SAN
2 44 (23.04%) Firewall
3 39 (20.42%) DHCP
4 27 (14.14%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.04%) LAN
5 23 (12.04%) WAN
6 18 (9.42%) iSCSI
6 18 (9.42%) VPN
7 17 (8.90%) VoIP
8 16 (8.38%) NAS
9 15 (7.85%) Fibre Channel
10 11 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (5.24%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (5.24%) VSAN
12 7 (3.66%) BGP
12 7 (3.66%) PBX
12 7 (3.66%) VLAN
13 6 (3.14%) IPsec
13 6 (3.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) MySQL
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.57%) Big Data
3 3 (1.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (8.90%) Finance
2 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.19%) Banking
4 6 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.62%) Games
6 3 (1.57%) Advertising
6 3 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Automotive
7 2 (1.05%) Law
7 2 (1.05%) Local Government
7 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (15.18%) Architect
3 27 (14.14%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (9.42%) Analyst
4 18 (9.42%) Consultant
4 18 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (7.33%) VMware Consultant
7 13 (6.81%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.71%) Storage Analyst
9 9 (4.71%) VMware Architect
10 8 (4.19%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.19%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (3.66%) Network Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Security Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 6 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) Web Services
2 4 (2.09%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.05%) Middleware
3 2 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) COM+
4 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.18%) Data Centre
2 22 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.47%) Clustering
4 17 (8.90%) Replication
5 13 (6.81%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.66%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (3.14%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.62%) Online Games
9 3 (1.57%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.57%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.05%) BYOD
10 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) CMDB
11 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.52%) FMCG
11 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (66.49%) Windows
2 76 (39.79%) Windows Server
3 55 (28.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (26.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (15.18%) Linux
6 13 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.76%) Windows 10
8 9 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.71%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.14%) Unix
10 4 (2.09%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (2.09%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.05%) AIX
11 2 (1.05%) Android
11 2 (1.05%) CentOS
11 2 (1.05%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (47.12%) ITIL
2 26 (13.61%) Incident Management
3 20 (10.47%) High Availability
4 19 (9.95%) Problem Management
5 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.33%) Change Management
6 14 (7.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (7.33%) Service Management
6 14 (7.33%) TOGAF
7 13 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (6.81%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.28%) DevOps
8 12 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (5.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2
11 9 (4.71%) Capacity Management
11 9 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (4.71%) Data Centre Operations
11 9 (4.71%) Migration
12 8 (4.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 52 (27.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.52%) SQL
3 10 (5.24%) VBScript
4 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.05%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) C
5 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (53.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (41.36%) MCSE
3 70 (36.65%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (24.61%) CCNA
5 33 (17.28%) CCNP
5 33 (17.28%) Degree
6 28 (14.66%) Security Cleared
7 25 (13.09%) MCSA
8 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
9 16 (8.38%) MCITP
9 16 (8.38%) VCP6
10 13 (6.81%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (5.76%) MCP
11 11 (5.76%) MCTS
11 11 (5.76%) RHCE
11 11 (5.76%) VCP5
11 11 (5.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (5.24%) VCAP
13 9 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (4.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.09%) SLA
2 6 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 107 (56.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (50.79%) Active Directory
3 63 (32.98%) vSphere
4 36 (18.85%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
6 27 (14.14%) VMware NSX
7 14 (7.33%) vCloud
8 10 (5.24%) Terminal Services
9 9 (4.71%) Docker
9 9 (4.71%) XenApp
10 7 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.66%) NFS
11 6 (3.14%) XenDesktop
11 6 (3.14%) XenServer
12 4 (2.09%) VirtualBox
13 3 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.57%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.57%) UAG
13 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (17.28%) SCCM
2 24 (12.57%) SCOM
3 19 (9.95%) NetBackup
4 18 (9.42%) Backup Exec
4 18 (9.42%) vRealize
5 15 (7.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (6.28%) vCenter Server
7 11 (5.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (5.76%) PowerCLI
7 11 (5.76%) WSUS
8 10 (5.24%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (3.14%) SafeCom
10 5 (2.62%) Ansible
10 5 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (2.09%) Cacti
11 4 (2.09%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.09%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.57%) AirWatch
12 3 (1.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 191 (100.00%) VMware
2 99 (51.83%) Microsoft
3 61 (31.94%) Cisco
4 56 (29.32%) Citrix
5 42 (21.99%) HP
6 33 (17.28%) NetApp
7 25 (13.09%) Dell
8 18 (9.42%) IBM
9 16 (8.38%) SolarWinds
9 16 (8.38%) Veeam
10 15 (7.85%) 3PAR
11 14 (7.33%) CommVault
12 13 (6.81%) CheckPoint
13 12 (6.28%) EMC
13 12 (6.28%) Symantec
14 11 (5.76%) EqualLogic
14 11 (5.76%) Veritas
15 10 (5.24%) Brocade
16 8 (4.19%) Red Hat
17 6 (3.14%) Sophos